Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunspot region 2192 with a compact camera

These days a really large sunspot is visible on the sun. It's so big it is visible to the naked eye. I tried to take a photograph of it, just for fun:

Sunspot region 2192 on October 21, 2014

The photo obtained was quite good. Sunspot region 2187 is also visible, but regions 2194 and 2197 are just barely detectable. Compare the photo with this one from

Not bad, isn't it? The photo was taken with a Samsung ES10 compact camera, a Konus 2060 10x25 monocular, a welding filter, and no tripod.

The main problem is focus. This camera has no manual focus, so I must play with the monocule focus until the camera can focus by itself. About 30 photos where taken, and the best of them, was cropped at 1:1 scale. That's all.

Miguel A. Vallejo, EA4EOZ

1 comment:

  1. so cheap so good ! why to make things more complicated ! nice result Miguel !!! F5VLB